Week-ends (06/03/17)

A look back at the people and events that made news the past week. Week-ends is a regular weekly feature of This Just In…

HEROES OF THE WEEK

Lance Sijan

Border Patrol

Three men in Portland

Rodney Smith Jr.

Nancy Bleuer

Aileen Cooper

VILLAINS OF THE WEEK

Kathy Griffin

Jeremy Joseph Christian

Deepa Kumar

Angry man

QUOTES OF THE WEEK

“You don’t understand the Russians cloaked Wisconsin, so she (Hillary) couldn’t find it on a map to get there and campaign there.”
CNN’s John King

“Political pornography from a D-list comedian trying to get attention, and she has succeeded.”
Columnist and Fox News Contributor Charles Krauthammer characterizing comedian Kathy Griffin’s photo depicting her holding the severed head of President Trump

“As a mother, a wife, and a human being, that photo is very disturbing. When you consider some of the atrocities happening in the world today, a photo opportunity like this is simply wrong and makes you wonder about the mental health of the person who did it.”
Melania Trump reacting to Kathy Griffin’s grisly photoshoot

“To every Gold Star family, God is with you, and your loved ones are with him. They died in wars so that we could live in peace. Every time you see the sun rise over this blessed land, please know your brave sons and daughters pushed away the night and delivered for us all that great and glorious dawn. They all share one title — and that is the title of ‘hero.’ Their legacy will endure forever.”
President Trump at the Memorial Day ceremony

“They lost their lives because of me and my friend and the way we looked. I just want to say thank you to them and their family, and I appreciate them because without them we probably would be dead right now.” 
Destinee Mangum, one of the teenage girls targeted in the Portland attack, on the Good Samaritans fatally stabbed while trying to prevent Jeremy Joseph Christian from verbally abusing them

“No matter how much money you have, no matter how famous you are, no matter how many people admire you: Being black in America is tough. We got a long way to go for us as a society and for us as African-Americans until we feel equal in America.”
NBA star LeBron James, reflecting on the vandals who left racial epithets at his home in the swanky Brentwood section of Los Angeles

“He would only say ‘Hello’ very respectfully. You may think what you like of Noriega, but we can’t say he was anything but respectful toward his neighbors.”
German Sanchez, who lived next door for 16 years to deposed Panamanian dictator Manuel Noriega, who died Monday at age 83

“Since it is for commercial purposes, we would not have given our authorization.”
Pierre Emmanuel de Bauw, a spokesman for Belgian’s royal family, in response to a Burger King advertisement that features the fictional Burger King mascot and King Philippe of Belgium and asks the public to vote on “Who’s the king?”

“You know, you walk to a corner, pray for the people, talk to people along the way. No songs, no singing, no bullhorn, no T-shirts, no chanting. Be pleasant, talk to the people, that’s it.”
Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin, unveiling his plan to fight crime in Louisville with volunteer prayer patrols

OUTRAGE OF THE WEEK

Kathy Griffin the victim?

 

'Not Funny' Griffin Gets Trumped (And It Is Spectacular!)

MOST UNDER-REPORTED STORY OF THE WEEK

Venezuela

MOST OVER-HYPED STORY OF THE WEEK

President Trump announced  that the United States would withdraw from the Paris climate accord.

“The climate alarmists have gone into orbit over Trump’s withdrawal from the Paris Climate Agreement. Really? Yes, they think the world is going to end, when in reality this pull-out is good news for America and for the world. If the Australian government could call out climate alarmism for what it is—horse hockey—so can we.”
Columnist Arthur Schapur

STRANGEST, MOST UNUSUAL STORY OF THE WEEK

“SEX”

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